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Phil Neville: Palermo’s Paulo Dybala is one to watch

by Richard Laverty

Former Manchester United player and coach Phil Neville has urged his former employers to go after Palermo striker Paulo Dybala in the next transfer window.

Neville, who left the club after David Moyes was sacked, took to Twitter over the weekend to praise Dybala for his performance against Genoa on Sunday night.

The 21-year old has already been compared to his fellow Argentinian striker Sergio Aguero and has five goals in thirteen Serie A appearances so far this season.

Palermo’s president Maurizio Zamparini has also been quick to draw attention towards his star striker but also slapped a £31m price tag on the player’s head, claiming ‘he’s the best striker in Serie A’.

Speaking to Italian outlet Mediaset, Zamparini also said: “Within two years, he’s going to be better than Cristiano Ronaldo, [Lionel] Messi and [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic.”

Dybala joined Palermo in 2012 and on the day he signed his contract, Zamparini was already claiming his club had signed the ‘new Sergio Aguero’.

Dybala has also been linked with a January move to both Arsenal and Southampton although it remains to be seen if there is firm interest from any of the clubs mentioned and whether they would be willing to stump on Zamparini’s figure of £31m.

With continuous concerns over the fitness of Radamel Falcao and the poor form of Robin van Persie, it wouldn’t be a complete surprise if United were watching the young star closely.

Image: twitter.com/matiasfranchino

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